Archive - Obituary
May 1st, 2012
Johnny Lee Heffner was born April 19, 1944 in Antlers to Lloyd Jewell and Alta (Day) Gilliam. He passed from this life April 24, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 68. Johnny served his country in the United States Army from 1966-1968 in HQ 6th Battalion (HAWK), 65th Artillary in Key West, FL, during the Vietnam War. He obtained the rank of SP4 and had training in Code of Conduct, Military Justice, ATP 21-114, Traffic Safety, CBR Training, and EMC. Johnny enjoyed hunting and fishing, and socializing with his friends over coffee.
Bobby Lee Garman was born November 1, 1937 in Kellond to Roy Ernest and Ethel Loretta (Haws) Garman. He passed from this life April 26, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 74. Bobby was a lifelong resident of the Antlers area. He married Anna Faye Shirley on July 7, 1956 in Hugo and together, they raised three children. Bobby worked as a Foreman for the Frisco Railroad for 20 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and raising animals. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Jack Hedrick was born on April 18, 1920 to Wade and Ville (Janway) Hedrick of Antlers. He passed from this life on April 5, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 91. Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II and obtained the rank of Tec 5. He was a retired rancher and surveyor from the State of Oklahoma. He married Janice Satterfield-Owens on March 6, 1993 in Antlers. Jack loved traveling, gardening, ranching, fishing, gospel singing, and - most importantly â€“ spending time with family and friends. He was a lifelong resident of Antlers.
Fred Gabe McCarty, of Lane, was born on Wednesday, August 26, 1959, to Coy and Betty Vondell Betty (Winters) McCarty in Oklahoma City. He passed from this life on Monday, March 12, 2012 in Maui, HI at the age of 52. Fred attended school at Farris and graduated from Atoka. He worked as a Journey Lineman. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and team roping. He married Shannon Annette (Martin) on October 29, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Vondell Betty McCarty.
Ruby Juanita Sams was born November 1, 1922 in Victoria, TX., to Joseph Andrew and Emma Elviria (Mills) Stephens. She passed from this life on March 15, 2012 in Durant at the age of 89. Ruby married Ervin Sams on October 2, 1970 in Altus. She enjoyed reading, word searches, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband: Ervin Sams; sons: John, Joe and Samuel Wable; and a great-granddaughter: Kryslin Streitz. She is survived by her children: Phyllis and Robert Streitz of St.
Trever Thornton-Payne was born January 12, 2011 in Talihina to John Rousseau and Julie Ann Payne. He passed from this life on March 14, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 14 months. Trever was a precious little boy. He loved horses, especially Blaze, and Jax, his Blue Heeler that always kept him out of trouble. He was truly loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his parents: John & Julie of the home; sisters: Jessica Payne and Rebekah R. of Moyers; brother: Payton Neal of Moyers; many cousins, friends, and other relatives.